Hutton's resignation statement on the MoD site has a rather odd line in it which says,
"This is not the place to go into my reasons for leaving.That's funny, the official line being pushed out, presumably from Downing Street, was that this was all about "family reasons" and now Hutton says this via the MoD?
Sounds iffy to me. It's well known that Hutton doesn't particularly like Brown, and whilst he backed him last night against Purnell's decision, he also referred to Purnell as a "friend".
I have a feeling that we may have more to hear on this one. Did he get offered a move by Brown so that Woodward could go to Defence and just decided "bugger off" instead? The rebellion is far from over I think, if the results carry on the way they are, with Labour in third, I wouldn't be surprised if we see other pushes next week.
The nails will be bitten raw this weekend in Downing Street I think.